Flying Pig Downtown

Nieuwendijk 100, Amsterdam, 1012 MR, The Netherlands
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Best Hostels in Town

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 20, 2006

There are so many people staying at this hostel that it's impossible not to have a good time. Maybe this isn't the place to stay if you came to town to go shopping but if you are looking to have a lot of fun anytime of day then you can't go wrong with either Flying Pig location in Amsterdam.

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Hostel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 5, 2006

This place is a great place for people 16-35 years of age to stay. It is conveniently located within walking distance from the Amsterdam Schipol train station and is near enough to the Red Light District and everything else such as Dam Square, Kalverstraat, Njewendjik et al. The hostel is a great place to party after you return from the party. It is my home away from home.

Unique Quality: This hostel has an outstanding bar and free internet access. It also has a nice bean bag lair where you can smoke whatever you want until your heart is content. The Flying Pig doesn't sell stuff but definately is a supporter of your smoking what you got. There is also a nice pool table and lounge area by the bar. Downstairs the Flying Pig has its breakfast area which is also a T.V. lair which also has an adjoining lounge room with little painted elves all over the walls.

Directions: Njewendjik Street near the Damraak

Best Youth Hostel!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 24, 2005

Such an amazing and friendly place, I reccommend staying here for a cheap, relaxing time with great staff. There are two Flying Pigs, I was not at the one downtown, but it was still at a great location, walking distance from many things. Great place to meet cool people, highly reccommended for any travelling friends!!!!!

Unique Quality: Inexpensive, varying situations (single rooms, bunk beds, group rooms), wonderful vagabond staff, great bar downstairs, complimentary breakfast

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Youth Hostels

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 20, 2005

There is 2 Flying Pig in Amsterdam.

The one I've been to was the Palace, along Vondelpark.

My friend Anthony went to the one downtown, on Nieuwendijk.

I think my friend's one was better looking than mine ;)

Unique Quality: At the Palace, there was a bar downstairs. We've been greeted there at 11pm and the dorms were mix. But the Downtown one has a female dorm.

It seems they also have double and single rooms...

I thought the healthiness at the Palace was not the best, but I could sleep somewhere. Since I haven't booked anything, it was ok.

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maybe the most famous of all hostels

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 30, 2004

well, it is not the cleanes one, but it is full of crazy young people who are always prepared to party, the atmosfer in hostel is truly good
staff is also very kind
be careful and book in advance because is usually full
don't expect too much from brekfast but i guess one should never exspect too much from hostel's brekfasts (at least from my experience)

Unique Quality: great meeting place of crazy young people

Directions: just few meters from Dan square

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Amsterdam's best hostel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 25, 2004

Very popular, inexpensive and co-ed, located in the heart of the city. The atmosphere is relaxed, welcoming and friendly. The main floor is a lounge, with pillows and cushions and blankets spread all over the floor. You can catch some zzzz's, socialize, read, or just somke a nice 'doobie'...
It's great fun!

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The Flyin Pig

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 20, 2004

We had a great stay while at the Flyin Pig. It isnt the cleanest of hostels by far. Bathrooms were kind of discussing, but i found the showers to be great.

Wonderful atmosphere, and you can get double beds if you want a bigger bed, or if you are trveling with a partner. There are a lot nicer places to stay in Amsterdam, but come on its the Flyin Pig, you have to stay there once

Unique Quality: Toilets were bad, but showers were nice and big. Use the ones in the first floor hall way. Lets just say there is enough room for 2 in them.

Also the pool table was nice, and if you arent stoned, you will be the best player in the house.

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cheapest of Amsterdam

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 11, 2004

I have never stayed here but I have looked around inside. The places are central located, best spots of Amsterdam I think. The ceapest places you can get I thing. There are bunk beds or also some small rooms. These hostels fill up very quickly so you should make a reservation in advance.

Unique Quality: Some charateristics:
live dj's thursdays and fridays in the bar, chilled out, cushion lined basement lounge, pool tables, kitchen facilities, basement cafe.

Directions: The first hotel is located close to the central station and in the biggest shoppingstreet of Amsterdam. The seccond one is located directly to the Vondelpark.

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Fliying Pig Palace Hostel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 21, 2004

It's the place where I stayed. It was ok, but still not the perfect place one would like to find. If you have the chance, try beach hostel, you may like it better.

The staff is nice but everything is a little disorganised.

One of the guys is not very friendly.

Unique Quality: Pot-smokers hostel, only people less than 40.

Directions: Next to the beggining of Vondelpark

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The Pig is great!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 18, 2003

Stayed 2 nights at the Flying Pig Downtown. The room was a 6 person dorm and luckily the people I was sharing with were very friendly. I can't say much for the bathroom though, it was pretty nasty and I ended up going 3 smelly days without a shower in the sweltering summer heat of August 2003 because of it. Most residents were very friendly, and the hostel is great. They serve the cheapest beer I've seen anywhere in the downtown area! The common area of the lobby is nice... low tables and blankets and pillows all over to sit on. They also have a guitar behind the front desk that you can play if you ask them.

Unique Quality: Interesting decoration throughout the building. Friendly staff. Cheap beer. Good music.

Directions: Located about a 5 minute walk from the Amsterdam Centraal train station.

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Amsterdams best hostel

by written on April 5, 2003

nice atmosphere, clean, friendly.. they serve continental breakfast.. they have a heinekin dispenser.. and a bar.. what more do you need?

Unique Quality: nice location

Directions: there are many locations in amsterdam, one is very close to amsterdam centraal station

Flying Pig Hostel downtown

by written on September 7, 2002

Unique Quality: It's not the most sublime place to enjoy the city, but it doesn't try to be anything other than what it is: a bouncy party hostel with lots of hippies, confused American college freshmen, all with backpacks and bongs. the rooms were dirty, but not distressingly so, and I was Ok even though I got stuck in the bunk underneath the unwashed granola princess.

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The Flying Pig

by written on August 26, 2002

Unique Quality: I found the name of this hostel in a backpacker's website and it's supposedly one of the 10 best hostels according to their ratings. It looked clean and everything was within walking distance from it so I stopped and took a pic.

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I stayed in The Flying...

by written on August 26, 2002

I stayed in The Flying Pig.

The rooms stank, it was like a sauna at night - and they didn't even have ladders to reach the top bunk beds (I had to jump out of bed in the mornings - almost breaking a leg!)

Needless to say, it was fully booked the whole time I was there - scores of backpackers were being turned away every morning.
About 20 Euros.

Unique Quality: It's cheap.

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Start looking Early!!!

by written on August 26, 2002

Arriving by train, you are dropped off right in the middle of downtown Amsterdam. Its a busy place for backpackers, and often very hard to find a hostel if arriving later in the evening. I recommend the Flying Pig Downtown located close to the train station and downtown. Although, I wouldn't recommend leaving any of your important possesions in your room at any time.
Amsterdams lodging is not cheap by any means, especially if you arrive late in the evening. With all the traffic of backpackers through Amsterdam, hostels fill up quickly and prices raise as vacancy dwindles. Get in earlier in the day to be sure!

Unique Quality: The Flying Pig provides a very nice atmosphere, with a pool table, large cush pillows and couches and a bar with friendly people behind it. It's mainly filled with young backpackers looking for a good time, and a great place to meet people. Also, for those with 'buds' in mind, many coffee shops are located right around it and the hostel is a smoke friendly place, where you can sit and enjoy a joint with other backpackers.

Directions: From the main entrance of the 'Central Station', walk towards the ' Damrak ' . Pass the ' Victoria Hotel '. Take the first alley on your right until you reach the end which is 'Nieuwendijk' .

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Address: Nieuwendijk 100, Amsterdam, 1012 MR, The Netherlands

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